Afshan Subohi

When Eid becomes frugal

When Eid becomes frugal

People forgo their regular shopping patterns for cheaper clothes and accessories in the face of rising inflation, high utility bills, and declining real income. Published 08 Apr, 2024 07:06am
The spirit of giving wavers

The spirit of giving wavers

Charity donations have become gradually moderate as people struggle to maintain their standard of living in the face of mounting economic challenges. Published 01 Apr, 2024 07:15am
Pakistan’s diverse philanthropy

Pakistan’s diverse philanthropy

There is a discernible preference for directing funds towards consumptive options rather than transformative giving. Published 25 Mar, 2024 05:48am
CORPORATE WINDOW: Patience wearing thin

CORPORATE WINDOW: Patience wearing thin

The government’s wellbeing depends on prioritising and protecting its people grappling with falling family incomes and rising living costs. Published 18 Mar, 2024 07:01am
Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline revival

Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline revival

‘By splitting the project into smaller, more manageable segments, we can potentially circumvent US sanctions’. says member of the PML-N economic team. Published 11 Mar, 2024 08:44am
Reinvigorating CPEC

Reinvigorating CPEC

‘What was perceived as deceleration is, in fact, the transition into the second phase’ Updated 04 Mar, 2024 09:58am
Contenders for the next finance minister

Contenders for the next finance minister

Managing the expectations of the public and the business community while adhering to stringent stability targets is not an enviable task. Published 19 Feb, 2024 08:11am
Campaigns of cash and collusion

Campaigns of cash and collusion

Numerous candidates have admitted that the actual election expenditures of serious contenders far surpass the official limits. Updated 29 Jan, 2024 12:11pm
More of the same

More of the same

Crafting manifestoes appears to be a pointless exercise since promises tend to go unfulfilled once the party assumes power, say businessmen. Published 22 Jan, 2024 07:55am
Shadowy funds in a fragile democracy

Shadowy funds in a fragile democracy

It is extremely challenging to precisely identify the various and diverse sources of election funding unless someone on the inside reports it. Published 08 Jan, 2024 08:13am